Meet Scott

What I do

  • Senior Pastor

My Job
I have been senior pastor at First Baptist since 2010. Richmond Hill is a great place to live and I'd love to meet you and tell you about the wonderful community we have here at First Baptist!

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About Me

My Background
I am married to the lovely Robin.  We have 5 children ranging from infants to teenagers.  I attended the University of Arkansas and Dallas Theological Seminary.

Why I Follow Christ
Because He loved me and gave Himself for me, all while I’m a sinner.  There is no greater love!

Ask me about
Anything sports related (especially college sports and more specifically, the Razorbacks), and anything about my kids.

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Our day-to-day activities are managed by our professional and volunteer staff. The First Baptist staff is committed to helping you discover and deepen your relationship with Jesus Christ. We want to share in your journey towards authentic Christian living and we are here to serve you along the way. Our staff is here and eager to assist you in whatever questions or concerns you have.

Meet Haley

 

What I do

  • Associate Pastor

My Job
I love serving as a pastor at FBC Richmond Hill. The focus of my job is to connect people to the church through the organization of Sunday School and Life Groups, through service ministries, large events, conferences, teaching and preaching. 

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About Me

My Background

I was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. I went to Auburn University where I was a local director at a "Youth For Christ" in East Alabama. Moving back home, I spent the first 10 years of ministry in Huntsville. During that time I received my Master of Divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Before moving to Richmond Hill I was involved in planting a church.

Why I Follow Christ
I follow Christ because when I am the king of my life I inherently mess everything up. With Jesus firmly in control I am free!

Ask me about
Be careful what you ask me...I am an open book. Try asking why my car tag says "Fray."

 

Meet Donna

What I do

My Job
My job is my dream job - working for my church and getting to share the love of Jesus with kids!  Whether it’s through Sunday School, AWANA, Vacation Bible School, Camp, or lots of other opportunities, we believe that kids learn through their play, and if we’re smart that’s how we teach them!

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About Me

My background
I’m married to Chuck and we have 3 teenage daughters.  (Yes, those are some grey hairs you see.)  We’ve been FBC members since 1998 and I came on staff in 2006.  I’m originally from Hueytown, Alabama and I have a Counseling and Guidance degree from the University of Montevallo.

Why I Follow Christ
Jesus is my Rock.  Everything good I have is from Him.  Why would I want to follow anyone or anything else?

Ask me about
Wonder Woman!  I love superheroes, Star Wars, Star Trek, and most areas of geekdom.  My husband also says I have a baking addiction.  I don't think it's a problem.

Meet Doug

What I Do

  • Worship Pastor

My Job

The Lord has called me to serve Him through the gifts of music, teaching, and mentoring others to worship, lead, and serve Him to build up the body of Christ. Leading others in worship is not a right; it is a great privilege, which we must not take for granted. I believe the future of the church is in intergenerational worship. "One generation shall commend Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts" (Psalm 145:4)

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About Me

 

My Background

I am married to the love of my life, Debra. We have three grown children and five grandchildren. I received Christ as my personal Savior as a young child and felt the call to ministry as a teenager. I earned my bachelor's degree from Indiana University, my master's degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological seminary, and my doctorate from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Before coming to FBC Richmond Hill, I served as worship pastor in other states including NC and FL. I also served as the Associate Dean of Graduate Music Studies at Liberty University.

Why I Follow Christ

I owe Him my all. Jesus Christ is the center of my life and my hope for eternity. When Christ calls us to follow Him, it is the most important decision we make. As Dietrich Bonhoeffer says, "It is costly because it cost a man his life, and it is grace because it gives a man the only true life."

Ask Me About

Anything music, literature, worship, Kentucky.

 

 

Meet Ted

What I do

My Job
I’ve been on the staff at First Baptist since August 2008, overseeing the daily operations and support staff of First Baptist and providing administrative support for the various ministries. I also direct, with the help of some very dedicated, committed volunteers, the Missions Ministry of First Baptist, which includes the Eleos Food Bank & Clothes Closet / Counseling Ministry as well as our overseas, short-term missions projects.

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About Me

My Background
I was born and raised in Savannah, Ga., attended Georgia Southern College and Emory University, and spent 25 years in the Transportation/Logistics Industry before being called into fulltime ministry. I have had the privilege of serving in overseas, short-term missions since 2002.

Why I Follow Christ
I follow Christ because at just the right time in my life 24 years ago, He called me out of hopelessness and unfulfilled expectations into a life of certain hope, purpose, and unconditional love that never fails.

Ask me about
College football and baseball, music, missions, or my Jack Russell terrier Eddie.

Meet Becky

What I do

  • Information Manager

My Job
My job consists of office administration, publications, and printing church materials. Lisa, the Information Secretary and I are a team, working closely together to accomplish our goals and tasks. It gives me great joy to assist in helping the ministries at First Baptist.
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About Me

My background
My husband, Lonnie and I were married in 1980 in my hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina, 36 years ago. We have two adult children; Elizabeth and Michael. Being part of the U.S. Coast Guard service is what brought us to Richmond Hill in 2000, we became members of First Baptist during that year. I began volunteering monthly by helping mail out the church newsletter; then in 2002, I started working on staff. I am so amazed at how God continues to bless and use me for his glory here at First Baptist.

Why I Follow Christ
I made the decision at the age of twelve to follow Christ, as I grew up I allowed the things of the world to be first in my life. I still believed in Him and would pray to Him, but a daily relationship was missing. After years of sadness, hopelessness, and misery, then one day knowing how desperate I was by not following Jesus, I decided in my mind and my soul to trust Him, to live for Him. I remember the day so vividly; a happy, peaceful day knowing I have someone to help me and guide me through my life.

Ask me about
My 86 year old mom, Frankie Mae, she means so much to me! She took me to church, taught me about Jesus and showed me how to have a servant's heart. God has blessed us and shown just how faithful He is to His children.

 

 

Meet Lisa

What I do

  • Information Assistant
  • Receptionist

My Job
I greet visitors either on the phone or in person, answer questions about events or connect them with someone in the church, and coordinate with staff and church members about calendar events. Occasionally we assist homeless people with food, a shower, or financial aid. I order supplies, take prayer requests, and keep up with the updates. I have to multi-task many times throughout the day; Stop and Go! One of my job's perks is sometimes I get a chance to pray with people who are in need and prayer is the only answer!

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About Me

 

My Background
Rob and I were married in 1991 and we have two teenagers. We decided to stay in Richmond Hill when he was offered a civilian job after serving 10 years active duty with the US Coast Guard. We enjoy living so close to two great tourist areas- Savannah and Hilton Head Island. We also love that we live so close to family in Jacksonville, Florida, which makes it easy to visit often.

Why I Follow Christ
I grew up in a Christian home and have always had a very close relationship with the Lord. I couldn’t imagine living life without the Lord. No matter what you go through, He is there to bring peace and direction, if we only take the time to pray and wait for an answer. Prayer does work! Whatever it is, God is interested in the little stuff of life too!

Ask me about
Anything!!! I WILL find the answer! And if I don’t know the answer, I will find someone who does and get right back with you.

 

Meet Tyler

What I do

My Job
I maintain the building and grounds, including patching, painting walls, basic electrical work, plumbing, maintaining tile and carpet flooring, and scheduled maintenance on heating and air conditioning units. In the maintenance department we take care of the outdoor work such as pressure washing the building, and any touch up paint as needed. We also take care of setting up for events and weekly Sunday setups for Sunday School. 

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About Me

My background
I was born in Savannah, GA and moved to Richmond Hill around kindergarten. I was brought up in a loving Christian home and my family started attending Richmond Hill First Baptist Church in 1992. This is where I met my beautiful wife, Ashley and we now have a son, Wren and a little girl, Kora. We are currently living it up and are constantly in awe of the countless blessings the Father bestows on us.    

 

Why I Follow Christ
Jesus Christ is my significance and without Him in my life I would have nothing. I owe him everything and want only to serve Him as long as I live. He saved my life therefore it belongs to Him. I have never found any contentment, though I’ve search far and wide, that could ever compare to serving God, the Savior and creator of the Universe.

Ask me about
The joys and blessings associated with being a member of the praise and worship team.  

 

 

Meet Anabel

What I do

  • Housekeeping Manager

My Job
I make sure all of First Baptist Church and First Christian Academy facilities are cleaned on a regular basis. I supervise a team of housekeeping personnel who help maintain and clean the facilities before and after special events.  

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About Me

My background
I was born in Panama, and my first language is Spanish. I have attended four years of college at the University of Panama studying Accounting. I have been married to my husband, Danny Jenkins since 1998 and we have a beautiful 16 year old daughter, Ariana. I have been on staff since 2003. 

Why I Follow Christ
Jesus gave his life for my sins, so it comes natural, my love for Him. I don’t have to, but I want to. He is with me every step of the way. When I think of my family and my job, I am not lucky, I am blessed.

Ask me about
My job, my family, Panama, Spanish, and shopping. I love shopping!

 

   

In addition to our professional staff, First Baptist also has a large number volunteer staffers who manage various ministries around the church.

Meet Lynn

What I do

My Job
I oversee many facets involved in the weekly running of our Awana program. This includes training,administrative tasks, greeting new families, registering kids, and answering LOTS of questions about Awana. I keep track of paperwork, and assist each club's directors, leaders, and secretaries with whatever is needed.

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About Me

My Background
I began attending First Baptist Church in 1982. My husband Clifford and I were married in the original sanctuary (now the youth bldg.) in 1986. We have two wonderful sons, Robbie and Jonathan. I work as a Physical Therapist for the Fort Stewart School System during the week. 

Why I Follow Christ
I have believed in Christ for as long as I can remember but I was just going through the motions (doing what I was taught was right) for many years. I recommitted my life to Christ in 1998 and finally began to grow as a believer. Now I choose to put my trust in Christ in all situations. I know without a doubt that he loves and accepts me even on days when I’m at my worst.

Ask me about
The many opportunities available for you to serve in Awana and beachcombing for shark’s teeth.

 

 

 

Meet Dianne

What I do

My Job
My job is to help people in need in Bryan County and the surrounding areas with food, clothing, and other items they may need. All the items in Eleos are donated so another part of my job is to collect these items.  I also get to let people in the church and community know the needs of Eleos.

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About Me

My Background
I have been married to Tom for a long time. We have two wonderful adult sons; Thomas and James. I was born in Portland, Maine but grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tom and I moved to Georgia in 1986 just after we were married. 

Why I Follow Christ
My parents are both Christians and they taught me about Jesus. I choose to follow Him because He loves me and forgives me. Christ gives me hope and the example to love others.

Ask me about
I would love to answer any questions you have about the Food Pantry and Clothes Closet. You can ask me what items we accept and what items we don't accept.  Also, please ask me what you can do  to help. And, ask what we can do to help you.

Meet Thomas

What I do

My Job
I facilitate the use of audio equiptment as well as video equiptment in order to enhance the worship experience. This also allows my ministry to provide an atmosphere conducive to leading others to Christ.

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About Me

My background
I am very much a technology person. I love building computers as well as working on them. I have been serving at FBC since 2006. I have a career in Law Enforcement in which I love. I enjoy watching football in my spare time. I also enjoy playing xbox and some computer games. 

Why I Follow Christ
As a Law Enforcement Officer I see the bad side of socitey, Christ gives me hope that there is Light in this world of darkness.

Ask me about
Guns...Music...Computers...Football.

 

Meet Ashley

What I do

My Job
I offer input and support to the Steering Team. Together we plan meetings, crafts and speakers. I serve as the liaison between First Baptist Church Richmond Hill, MOPS International and our MOPS moms. I welcome moms, lead the meetings, share announcements and handle other organizational needs.

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About Me

My Background

I am a military spouse and stay-at-home mom with 4 kids that range in age from 1 year old to 6 years old. I have been married since 2005 to Joseph Vales who serves in the US Army. We moved back to Richmond Hill 4 years ago, and I am so thankful to be back in my hometown and serving at FBC. This will be my first year coordinating MOPS ministry, and second year on the leadership team. My heart is with the women's ministry and sharing the gospel and love of Christ. MOPS is a wonderful place for moms of all ages to plug in and get involved. I am so looking forward to the coming year!

Why I Follow Christ

I follow Christ because I love Him. When I was scared, He gave me courage. When I have felt like I've lost all joy, He stirs my heart in ways unimaginable. And when I have felt like nothing, He restores in me a sense of worth and wholeness. His loving kindness is my heart song, and when the world gets hard, He gives me a vigor and strength to press on.

Ask me about
 MOPS and my children

Meet Christine

What I do

My Job
My job is to answer the call of James 1:27, to look after the orphans and widows in their distress.
Also I empower and encourage our church members to care for orphans in many ways, to show how everyone can care for at least ONE orphan.

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About Me

My background
I have a wonderful husband, Robbie and 3 beautiful daughters adopted from China. We have chosen adoption for our family because God first adopted us into his family. We want to share love with children who are in need of a family. My passion is to save every orphan in the world! I can't do it alone. Please join me in making a difference in a child's life ONE step at a time.

Why I Follow Christ
God doesn't demand that we be perfect to be a part of His family. He chooses us with our issues and our imperfections and takes us in with love and compassion.

Ask me about
Anything about adoption.....
How to adopt, how to support those who are adopting, how to get involved with Gabriel House children's shelter, or anything else that's a part of ONE Ministry!

 

Meet Jean

 

What Do I Do
My Job
I enjoy planning monthly luncheons, trips, mission projects and look for opportunities for seniors to serve in the local church and community.
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About Me

My Background
I grew up and lived in Savannah until 2000 when my husband and I built our retirement home and moved to Midway. Talmadge died in 2004 but our union produced three children; Keith, Tammy and Cynthia, each married and all
love and serve the Lord. (Seven wonderful grands and 2 1/2 great-grands.)
 
Why I Follow Christ 
I praise God for loving me, dying for me and for calling me to be His child and allowing me to serve Him.  All made possible through the sacrifice He made on Calvary for my sins.  
 
Ask Me About
I would love to tell you all about our Senior Ministry and I invite everyone, 50 and above, to join us as we enjoy fellowship, develop friendships, take trips together and serve God.

 

 
   

Meet Billy

What I do

My Job
My job is to ensure that guests are greeted, welcomed, and connected to our church family. After greeting our guests and calling them by name, we provide them with a pamphlet filled with opportunities to connect to our Church. I make myself available to answer any questions regarding our church. We always invite our guest to attend one of our two services, Sunday School and attempt a connection with one of the Life Groups. We also provide a map of the Church and escort the guest to the desired service.

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About Me

My background
My wife Cheryl and I have lived in Richmond Hill almost all of our married life and chose this community because of its family centered values. We are blessed with two girls; Katelyn and Bailea who remind us daily of how good God is to us.  You can find us during the weekday working at St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital and on the weekend with our hands in the soil.

Why I Follow Christ
Although I have always know our Lord and Savior, it wasn’t until I met my wife that I truly became a Christian.  What began as a simple prayer to make me a better man, has become a way of life for me and my family. While I am far from perfect, I serve a Lord that is just and willing to forgive. He has blessed me with far more than I deserve and paid the ultimate sacrifice for my sins.  How could I not put all of my faith our Lord?

Ask me about
I believe that the mission for the First Touch Ministry is to demonstrate Christ’s love by opening our doors and welcoming all who come wanting to know more about Him.  Please ask me how you can get connected to God through our Church and how you too could serve through our First Touch Ministry.

 

 

Schedule

Sunday  
Worship Service  9:00 am
Sunday School 10:10 am
Worship Service 11:15 am
   
Wednesday  
Wednesday Night Supper (Aug-May) 5:15 pm
Bible Study 6:30 pm
FBCRH Student Ministry 6:30 pm
Children's Ministry 6:30 pm
   
Week Nights  
Life Group Bible Studies Various
   
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